Symbolic Colours by Frederic de Portal (Hardback)
Hardback, maroon bookcloth with gilt spine and dust-jacket, pp. 173
A rare treatise concerning the religious symbolism of colour written in 1837. It was published in English as a limited edition of 100 copies in 1845. There has been no edition published since.
Within SYMBOLIC COLOURS Portal has gathered together many historical references concerning such symbolism and in doing so has preserved a unique insight and understanding of another time, a time more concerned with spiritual verities than with the rewards of a life dedicated to materialism. His is a voice that reminds us that we are not merely sons or daughters of monkeys but spiritual beings with a higher purpose and destiny than we currently realise, and if his objective in writing this book is, as I believe it to be, to remind us of that fact, then he has been eminently successful, and his foresight and effort deserves our gratitude.
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